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First Ice Giant Planet Found In Another Solar System

First 'Ice Giant' Planet Found In Another Solar System

Provided by Pam Frost Gorder, The Ohio State University Our view of other solar systems just got a little more familiar, with the discovery of a planet 25,000 light-years away that resembles our own Uranus. Astronomers have discovered...

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extrasolar planet HAT-P-11b
2014-09-24 13:40:24

NASA Astronomers using data from three of NASA's space telescopes -- Hubble, Spitzer and Kepler -- have discovered clear skies and steamy water vapor on a gaseous planet outside our solar system. The planet is about the size of Neptune, making it the smallest planet from which molecules of any kind have been detected. [ Watch the Video: Zoom Into HAT-P-11 ] “This discovery is a significant milepost on the road to eventually analyzing the atmospheric composition of smaller, rocky...

2014-08-25 16:20:12

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune. This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with distant Pluto on July 14, 2015. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The sophisticated piano-sized spacecraft, which launched in January 2006, reached Neptune's orbit -- nearly 2.75 billion miles from Earth -- in a record eight years and...

New Horizons view of Neptune
2014-08-25 13:01:28

NASA/JPL NASA's Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune. This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with distant Pluto on July 14, 2015. The sophisticated piano-sized spacecraft, which launched in January 2006, reached Neptune's orbit -- nearly 2.75 billion miles (4.4. billion kilometers) from Earth -- in a record eight years and eight months. New Horizons' milestone matches precisely the 25th anniversary...

Voyager 2 Triton Map
2014-08-24 04:35:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In honor of the 25th anniversary of Voyager 2’s first up-close look at Neptune and Triton, NASA has “restored” footage obtained by the probe and used it to construct the highest-quality global color map of the moon to date. According to the US space agency, the map was produced by Dr. Paul Schenk, a scientist at the Houston-based Lunar and Planetary Institute (http://www.lpi.usra.edu/) (LPI), and has also been used to...

2014-08-21 12:21:57

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media and the public are invited to attend two events Monday, Aug. 25 from 1-3 p.m. EDT to learn more about the agency's New Horizons mission to Pluto and its historic connection to the Voyager spacecraft's visit to Neptune in 1989. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The events, which will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website, will take place in the Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW...

2014-07-23 23:07:01

Neptune Benson is proud to announce the City of Antioch Waterpark is maximizing water savings by using the Defender®. Coventry, RI (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Neptune Benson, a leading manufacturer of commercial pool filtration systems, UV disinfection systems, and aquatics components, is proud to provide the aquatic filtration systems for the City of Antioch Waterpark in Antioch, California. The City Waterpark maintains 3 pools, a splash pad, as well as a lap pool. Thousands of visitors...

2014-03-31 16:26:00

Dr. Gregg Mojares of Neptune, NJ has been ranked among the top physicians in the nation based on patient reviews. NEPTUNE, N.J., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A select few physicians were honored with the prestigious 2013 Patients' Choice Award, and this year they include Dr. Gregg Mojares. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140331/DC94348 Only doctors who have received top scores by their patients and pass other quality measures are awarded the Patients' Choice...

Chariklo
2014-03-27 03:37:28

[ Watch the Video: Artist’s Impression of Ring System Around Chariklo ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronomers writing in the journal Nature say they have observed a minor planet which contains two rings of ice and pebbles for the first time. Chariklo sits about 1.2 billion miles out in the solar system between Saturn and Uranus, and the minor planet, or asteroid, has been known about for many years. However, this is the first time astronomers discovered...

2014-03-06 12:28:09

LAVAL, QC, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. ("Neptune") (NASDAQ.NEPT - TSX.NTB), announced today that the syndicate of underwriters led by of Euro Pacific Canada Inc. and Roth Capital Partners, as Joint Book-Running Managers, and National Securities Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Holdings, Inc. (NHLD) as Lead Manager, have exercised in full the over-allotment option to purchase an additional 1,500,000 common shares of...

2014-03-05 08:31:00

LAVAL, QC, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. ("Neptune") (NASDAQ.NEPT - TSX.NTB), a biotechnology company engaged primarily in the development, manufacture and commercialization of marine-derived omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, announced today the closing of its previously announced public offering of 10,000,000 common shares at US$2.50 per common share for gross proceeds of US$25.0 million. Euro Pacific Canada Inc. and Roth Capital...


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2009-04-28 11:56:30

Otto Wilhelm von Struve (May 7, 1819 "“ April 14, 1905) was a Russian astronomer of Baltic German descent. He is one of many renowned astronomers in his family. Struve was born the son of Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, in Tartu, Estonia. He had two sons, Hermann and Ludwig Struve. Otto Willhelm von Struve assisted his director father at the Pulkovo Observatory and succeeded him as director until 1889. He also continued his father's footsteps in discovering double...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Retrograde Motion -- Retrograde motion is the orbital motion of a body in a direction opposite that which is normal to spatial bodies within a given system. 'Retrograde' derives from the Latin words retro, backwards, and gradus, step. In the Solar system, mostly everything rotates in the same sense: all major planets orbit the Sun counterclockwise as seen from the pole star (Polaris). Most planets spin in the same sense, including Earth. The same happens with the orbital motions of the...

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2004-10-19 04:45:42

Planet -- A planet is a body of considerable mass that orbits a star and that doesn't produce energy through nuclear fusion. Until recently, only nine were known (all of them in our own Solar system). As of the end of 2002 over 100 are known, with all of the new discoveries being extrasolar planets. Astronomers often call asteroids minor planets, and call the larger planetary bodies (those which are commonly called planets) major planets. Planets within the solar system can be...

Gas Giant
2004-10-19 04:45:41

Gas Giant -- A gas giant is a generic astronomical term invented by the science fiction writer James Blish to describe any large planet that is not composed mostly of rock or other solid matter. Gas giants may still have a solid core - in fact, it is expected that such a core is probably required for a gas giant to form - but the majority of its mass is in the form of gas (or gas compressed into a liquid state). Unlike rocky planets, gas giants do not have a well-defined surface. There...

Solar System
2012-10-22 06:09:41

The Solar System refers to the area in space that is dominated by our own Sun. It is comprised of the Sun and its associated astronomical objects that are held in its gravitational orbit. The Solar System was formed as a result of the collapse of a giant molecular cloud approximately 4.6 billion years ago. The mass of this system is located almost entirely in the Sun. Apart from the Sun, a high percentage of the remainder of the system’s mass is located in the eight solitary planets that...

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